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Dr.  Benjamin  Knispel
Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
Phone:+49 511 762-19104Fax:+49 511 762-17182
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Dr. Elke Müller
Press Officer AEI Potsdam
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Princess of Asturias Award for Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

June 16, 2017
Honoring the detection of gravitational waves, LIGO founder Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) have been bestowed with the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. [more]
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LIGO observes a third gravitational wave signal

June 01, 2017
Results confirm new population of black holes [more]
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Karsten Danzmann receives The Körber European Science Prize 2017

May 31, 2017
Max Planck director and professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover honored for the development of key technologies for gravitational-wave detection [more]
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Ronald Drever, founding father of LIGO, passed away at age 85

March 15, 2017
The AEI mourns the Scottish physicist [more]
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Lower Saxony Prime Minister visits GEO600

March 02, 2017
Representatives of federal, state, and regional parliaments get a tour of the gravitational-wave detector [more]
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Exploring colliding black holes and neutron stars

February 28, 2017
Newly established Max Planck Independent Research Group in Hannover [more]
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New laser technology from Hannover enables more sensitive gravitational-wave detectors

February 09, 2017
Further strengthening of research at the AEI and the Laser Zentrum Hannover [more]
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One Dozen and One Neutron Stars

January 11, 2017
With the help of tens of thousands of volunteers the distributed computing project Einstein@Home discovers 13 new gamma-ray pulsars [more]
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Prof. Dr. Heinz Billing dies on 4 January 2017 at the age of 102

January 09, 2017
The AEI mourns a gravitational-wave research pioneer [more]
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Honouring the detection of gravitational waves: LIGO Scientific Collaboration among the “2016 Top 100 Global Thinkers”

December 12, 2016
AEI Scientist Maria Alessandra Papa, together with three LSC colleagues, will accept the award on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on December 12, 2016, in a ceremony in Washington DC [more]
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